• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Here is my 'Life in the Day of Jonathan Smithies'.My mum usually wakes me up at around 6:30 am because I have to walk tothe bus at 7:30. When I wake up I turn my fan

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A Life in the Day

[IMAGE]

My name is Jonathan Smithies and I am 14 years old. I go to school at
Altwood C of E Secondary; I am very happy there and I have lots of
friends. Here is my ‘Life in the Day of Jonathan Smithies’.

My mum usually wakes me up at around 6:30 am because I have to walk to
the bus at 7:30. When I wake up I turn my fan on so as to keep cool,
that’s one of life’s problems for me; I am always too hot. I prefer to
get up with plenty of time so that I have time simply to be, before
going into school. I don’t like to rush. It takes me about five to ten
minutes to rouse myself and properly awake. Another thing about me is
I find it really hard to get myself out of bed on weekdays. At
weekends I get up really early, probably because I know I have a whole
day ahead of me (quite different to other teenagers), and on school
days it is quite the contrary, I would love to lie in, but as fate
would have it, that’s impossible. My school uniform is already on my
chair (I lay it out the previous night), I get dressed and washed and
go downstairs to have my breakfast. I always eat the same breakfast
for about six months and then I’ll change and have something else. At

...read more.

Middle


with leather seats when I’m older, I just can’t bare it! I say
‘cheers’ to the coach driver and walk into school.

I congregate with my friends at about 8:25am and hang around chatting
with them until the bell goes for registration. I would say I have
firm friendships with them. Before we go to registration we arrange a
meeting place for break depending on where our lessons are. Next is
registration.

My form tutor is Mr Leonard and I sit at the edge of the room, the
best place for me so that if my tics get bad standing up is possible,
thereby not bothering other people much. I share a table with David
(he’s alright); Isabella and Jamie sit in front, both of whom are my
friends. Mr Leonard calls the register and we move on to our first
lesson. This time is fun, I get to talk to the people in my tutor
group and that is always a good time.

The first lesson on Monday is science with Mr. Witney. At least the
week starts with my favourite lesson. I think I’ll probably go into
something science related when I’m older, certainly not languages,
I’ve dropped those already. At my table are my LSA, Mr. Ng, Isabella,
Sam, Laura and Hazel. I really enjoy science. Tourette Syndrome means
that there are times when I am unable to write or use a computer
because my tics (jerky movements)
...read more.

Conclusion


with mealtimes and that is the amount of china that can get broken if
I’m left alone with my plate and cutlery for company. Involuntary tics
can cause major destruction!!

Once homework is complete I might get my bike out or take Amber for a
walk around the block, or if there’s nothing better to do I might sit
and watch a film, preferably an exciting and fast moving one. If the
film doesn’t go the way I want it to, tension builds up, and this I
find hard to cope with.

My bedtime routine never changes much, pyjamas, wash, teeth, into bed
and music on; sleep sometimes comes quickly, sometimes not, but when
it comes it is usually uninterrupted and dreamless. How boring is
that? I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have “exciting”
dreams. Maybe I should eat more cheese!!

Looking towards the future, it is my aspiration to get a place in a
university studying zoology. I am hoping to become a zoological
scientist and I am determined to achieve that aim whatever dilemmas
may enter my path, Tourette’s being the prime obstacle. I have
struggled through a number of hard times in my life due to this
disorder and am willing to persevere until hopefully it improves. If
it doesn’t, although often in late teens-early twenties it does, then
my future might be more unbearable than I’ve ever dreamed, but so long
as I have good, supporting friends and family and lots of
encouragement I am in no doubt that I will succeed in my career.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Pay Phone Problem section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Pay Phone Problem essays

  1. Some of the characters in Daz 4 Zoe choose to rebel write about: What ...

    the poor kids deserve to get an education and it's not their fault that they don't have enough money to live in Silverdale. Zoe often goes to visit her grandmother, she is the only one who knows what Zoe is going through because she told Zoe that she was "sixteen"

  2. As I Lay Dying: What's in a Name? Faulkner identifies some ...

    while I could see the word as a shape, a vessel, and I would watch him liquify and flow into it like cold molasses flowing out of the darkness into a vessel, until the jar stood full and motionless .

  1. Algebra Coursework (payphone problem).

    20,20,20 1 T5 70p 20,5050,20 2 T6 = T4+T1 80p 20,20,20,20 1 T7 = T5+T2 The formula seems to be right! I can now go on from this, using the table above, to find the total no of combinations for T7; T7 = T5+T2 T7 = 1+0 T7 = 1 Having worked out the formulae for (20p, 30p), (20p, 40p)

  2. The Framework Knitting Museum: An Accurate Reflection of History or Not?

    A Framework Knitter's children were ill fed and badly clothed, often having to help their father by as early an age as 5, the boys winding and the girls seaming. However a Bag Hosier's children were busy with education, they had reading and writing equipment at home that they could use.

  1. Can hard determinism be defended?

    (David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section 7) Hume suggests that this perception of Necessary connection is wrong and states the following: "In considering the operation of causes, we are never able, in a single instance, to discover any power or necessary connection; any quality which binds the effect

  2. Arrian, The Anabasis of Alexander, together with the Indica, E

    in distant view, lest by a too hasty march any part of the phalanx should fluctuate from the line and get separated from the rest. But when they came within range of darts, Alexander himself and those around him, being posted on the right wing, dashed first into the river

  1. A life in the day of Oikki.

    I then contemplate going for a jog, but at this time in the morning? Thought is about as far as that subject is likely to run in the near future. I also seem to be taking an age eating my cereal as the nutritional information on the side of the box is captivating me.

  2. The woman is going to make a phone call costing any multiple of 10p. ...

    Tx = T(x-3)+T(x-n/10) The overall Rule would not be much different from these formulae. As only the first part of the formulae changes for each "coins for combination", the Overall Rule would also need to have changed this part.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work